Puerto Rican NYC has been New York City’s largest Latin community since the 1940s. We are proud Taíno, Hispanic and African. Even today, our blood heritage is mostly Taíno.
New York Latin Culture Magazine has been published from Puerto Rico since February 28, 2019. ¡WEPA!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8pm BB&T CENTER Sunrise, Florida (Miami) 🇦🇷 🇨🇴 🇩🇴 🇲🇽 🇵🇦 🇵🇷 🇪🇸 🇻🇪
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 DISNEY PLUS
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
Puerto Rican Festivals in NYC
We have a lot of festivals because we love to party. 😂 Life in Puerto Rico revolves around eating and drinking with family and friends at roadside bars (Chinchorros) along the beach or in the mountains. In New York we have the streets. So we do the same thing.
Street festivals are New York versions of fiestas patronales (patron saint festivals) that take place every weekend in one or two or three or more small towns across Puerto Rico, all year long. It’s cultural for us.
November UNITED STATES The Puerto Rican diaspora celebrates our heritage on the month when Columbus landed and claimed the island for Spain in 1493. ¡WEPA!
Sunday, June 14, 2020 WABC Channel 7
Monday, January 6, 2020 EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO LA MARQUETA East Harlem, NYC Giant puppets, camels, parrandas, BombaYo, Annette Aguilar, Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater, Fogo Azul NYC, and the Three Kings bring the true spirit of the holidays to El Barrio. ¡WEPA!
Sunday, December 8, 2019 EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Get handmade gifts by Puerto Rican artists for the holidays at this Christmas market at Artspace PS109
Friday, November 29, 2019 NEWARK, New Jersey ~ La Mega 97.9FM brings the stars of reggaeton and latin trap: Alex Sensation, Ozuna, Farruko, Luis Fonsi, Prince Royce, REIK, V Manuelle, Becky G, Jhay Cortez, Ivy Queen, Lunay and Chimbala to Prudential Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019 MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue
Sat, November 23, 2019 CONCOURSE, The Bronx ~ The Fair weaves handicrafts and poetry into the fabric of Puerto Rican community at Hostos College
Wed-Sun, Nov 13-17, 2019 GREENWICH VILLAGE & LOWER EAST SIDE ~ Films by and of the Puerto Rican diaspora at Teatro Círculo, Cantor Film Center NYU, King Juan Carlos Center at NYU and Teatro SEA
Friday, August 30, 2019 PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ Rap, Reggaeton and Latin Trap featuring Ozuna, A Boogie, Farruko, Gunna, Jeremih, Arcangel, El Alfi, Duki, over 20 artists at Barclays Center
Labor Day Weekend DANCE PARTIES Sat-Wed, August 24-28, 2019 DANCE FESTIVAL Thu-Sun, August 29-Sep 1, 2019 MARRIOTT MARQUIS Times Square, NYC A week of dancing in spots all over Manhattan ends with a weekend of salsa workshops, performances and dancing to live music by Tony Vega, Moncho Rivera and Doug Beavers
Sunday, August 18, 2019 EAST HARLEM ART PARK, NYC 🇨🇺 🇩🇴 🇭🇹 🇬🇳 🇭🇳 🇲🇱 🇵🇷 🇺🇸
Fri-Sun, August 2-4, 2019 EL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ A fun family street fair on 116th St with live music inspired by Las Fiestas Patronales of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019 DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn
Sat, Jun 8, 2019 Puerto Rican street fair EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM ~ The Northeast’s biggest street fair is a Puerto Rican party
WOODSTOCK, THE BRONX | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Puerto Rican street fair | The warm-up to the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. FREE
NEWARK, NJ; Sun, Apr 19, 2019 ~ Reggaeton concert ~ Colombian DJ Alex Sensation brings out his friends Ozuna, J Balvin, Farruko, Anuel AA, Karol G, El Alfa, Jowell y Randy, Manuel Turizo and more
LINCOLN CENTER & PREGONES THEATER, Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5, 2018 ~ La Casita gives voice to the poetry and music of our communities
Puerto Rican New York City
The Nuyorican Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s was our “Harlem Renaissance.” New York institutions like the Nuyorican Poets Café, Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio were founded then.
Being a New Yorker means being part of a diaspora. That makes the island bigger than life and makes you dream about it.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC
Tuesday-Friday EL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM, NYC – Preserves and promotes the culture of Africa and the African diaspora – whether African, African-American, Afro-Latino or Afro-Caribbean.
HOSTOS COLLEGE CONCOURSE, THE BRONX College performing arts center that presents a lot of Latin culture ~ ¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
CONCOURSE, The Bronx Pregones Theater and Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, two Puerto Rican community theaters, join forces as Pregones/PRTT.
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC Bilingual young people’s puppet theatre whose world-class productions are fun for children, teens and adults too.
HUNTS POINT, The Bronx Charitable school for South Bronx youth that gets kids into college
Monday-Saturday HARLEM, NYC This library of African culture grew out of the literary collection of Puerto Rican collector Arturo Alfonso Schomburg during the Harlem Renaissance
You can also find our culture at the American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We may call ourselves “Nuyorican,” but the Nuyorican Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s was a literary and cultural movement in Loisaida (the Lower East Side), El Barrio (East Harlem), Williamsburg and the South Bronx. The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in the Lower East Side is a remnant.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 SOUTH BRONX, NYC December 15, 1936 -Originally Sponsored by92nd Street Y
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico December 30, 1976
Thursday, September 16, 2021 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 EL BARRIO, EAST HARLEM: September 16, 1968
Friday, September 4, 2020 🇵🇷 🇩🇴 🇺🇸
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8pm SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE SOCIAL CHANNELS
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 HARLEM, NYC: April 20, 1923
Saturday, July 24, 2021 CHAPEL HILL, The Bronx ~ July 24, 1969
Part 1, June 30, 2020 Part 2, July 7, 2020 Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) YouTube & Facebook channels FREE
Sundays VERLAINE Lower East Side, NYC – Thursday, April 2, 2020 GONZALEZ Y GONZALEZ Greenwich Village, NYC – Puerto Rican Golden Age salsa for dancing. ¡WEPA! -Original SponsorCarnegie Hall
AVENTURA Mon-Thu, March 16-19, 2020 Sunday, March 22, 2020 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL Midtown, Manhattan – Dominican-Puerto Rican Bachata superstar continues with his original band Aventura
Wednesday-Sunday Feb 15 – March 8, 2020 FACTION Art Projects Harlem, NYC
Friday, March 6, 2020 MR. EAST Roselle, New Jersey – Legendary house DJ and producer from a Puerto Rican musical family.
December 26-31, 2019 DIZZY’S CLUB JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER Columbus Circle, NYC Ring in the New Year with NYC’s most important Latin Jazz artist (Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) -¡New York Latin Culture Sponsor!
Saturday, December 21, 2019 WELLMONT THEATER Montclair, New Jersey “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” is joined by Tito Rojas, Ray de la Paz and Willie Alvarez for a Danceable Salsa Concert
Wed, December 18, 2019 JULIA DE BURGOS CENTER El Barrio, East Harlem, NYC Celebrate Christmas Puerto Rican style with a bomba and plena Parranda cycle ¡WEPA!
Wed-Sat, Nov 6-Dec 20, 2019 JAMES FUENTES GALLERY Lower East Side, NYC The iconic New York City graffiti artist of the 1970s (Puerto Rican) shows pieces of his creative past
QUEENS COLLEGE, KEW GARDENS HILLS; Apr 9-13, 2019; New York Puerto Rican Indigenous Taíno art exhibition ~ RECEPTIONS Tue, Apr 9 & Sat, Apr 13
Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13, 2019 PUBLIC THEATER NoHo, NYC In this Puerto Rican musical first developed at Pregones/PRTT, Flaco and his Razor Blades rap on growing up with Pedro Navaja and Hector Lavoe, and staying clean in The Bronx
Sunday, December 22, 2019 “BOOM FOR REAL” A documentary about Basquiat’s early years and the City that formed the landmark Haitian-Puerto Rican artist from Brooklyn
U.S. Representative NY District 7. First Latina on the New York City Council and first Puerto Rican woman in U.S. Congress. MANHATTAN Lower East Side, East Village BROOKLYN Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Greenpoint, Red Hook, Williamsburg QUEENS Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodside
Friday, October 12, 2018 ~ Schimmel Center PACE University Financial District, Manhattan ~ The former Puerto Rican MLB All-Star Yankee center fielder is a great Latin Grammy-nominated jazz and rock musician too.
New York City Council District #2 East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Danziger Gallery Lower East Side, Manhattan Tuesday – Saturday March 8 – April 28, 2018
The Puerto Rican World
Being from the island is very different from being from New York.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 🇵🇷
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO ~ The renowned Puerto Rican poet was born on February 17, 1914.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico ~ June 17, 1833
Friday, September 4, 2020 🇵🇷
Saturday, January 16, 2021 – MAYAGÜEZ, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 January 16, 1940
Monday, March 23, 2020 Instagram – El Filósofo del Rap gives a virtual concert on Instagram to keep spirits up during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 ANAIS LOUNGE Passaic, New Jersey – One of Puerto Rico’s legendary salsa bands. “Moreno soy,” “Hacheros pa’ un palo,” “Fuego en el 23.”
March 12, 2020 RITZ THEATRE -Original SponsorMadison Square Garden
Friday, March 20, 2020 LA BOOM NYC Woodside, Queens The Puerto Rican salsa romántica singer is joined by Colombian Vallenato group Binomio de Oro.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico July 31, 1973
Friday, February 21, 2020 LA BOOM Woodside, Queens “El Gallo Salsero” sings Puerto Rican salsa with Colombian vallenato singer Daniel Calderón and Colombian DJ Alex Sensation
Friday, December 6, 2019 PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Puerto Rican bad boy of Latin trap and reggaeton brings his X100Pre Tour (Para Siempre, Forever) to Barclays Center
Friday, November 29, 2019 Newark, New Jersey ~ ‘Baila Baila Baila’ and ‘Calma’ at the Mega Bash at Prudential Center
Tuesday-Saturday Nov 21, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020 Galerie Lelong CHELSEA, NYC The Cuban artist’s new freestanding work and first marble and bronze sculptures
Wed, September 4, 2019 HUDSON SQUARE, NYC ~ Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13, one of the producers who seems to be unlimited in the types of Latin music he makes well, brings his latest project, Trending Tropics to SOB’s
Friday, July 26, 2019 SUMMERSTAGE SOUNDVIEW PARK Clason Point, The Bronx
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ The inept and corrupt governor has entered popular culture like Juan Bobo, but Bobo is always saved in the end by his good heart. What will save you? ¡Ricky Renuncia!
Saturday, March 16, 2019 CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO El Barrio East Harlem, NYC FREE -Sponsored byCarnegie Hall
2018 LATIN GRAMMYS, Thu, November 15, 2018 ~ “Dura” Best Urban Song
I don’t know why he’s asking. I always get blamed. Radio City Music Hall Midtown, Manhattan Monday, August 20, 2018
Madison Square Garden Chelsea, Manhattan Saturday, June 9, 2018
Susana in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ Metropolitan Opera Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center December 29 – January 19 Friday, January 19, 2018
National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Athlete of the Year
The Puerto Rican actor best known for his role as Pedro Knight, the husband of Celia Cruz in the telenovela “Celia.”
EAST HARLEM, Jan 11 – Apr 30, 2017 ~ Puerto Rican performance artist. # puerto rican performance art exhibition
The Puerto Rican performance artist gets support for his latest performance Procesión-Migración with the Puertos Ricos Festival at MoMA PS1 Jan 6-8, 2017
December 7, 2012 ~ The hit first book by Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón about loneliness and the crazy things it drives us to do, is one of those books you can’t put down.
Puerto Rican Culture
Bomba + Plena > Salsa > Reggaeton > Latin Trap
Like all the Latin world, the heart of Puerto Rico is family. The main thing we do in Puerto Rico is eat and drink with family and friends on the beaches and in the mountains all over the island. To “chinchorrear” is to go from one surf shack bar to the next all day long late into the night. Then we start singing and dancing. Then…
Salsa is Cuban dance music of the 1950s developed by many Caribbean peoples, but it’s mostly Puerto Rican. It has Puerto Rican bomba and plena in it mixed with New York jazz.
Reggaeton is Jamaican-Panamanian-New Yorker, but Puerto Ricans made it global. Latin trap is the next sound after reggaeton.
Puerto Rico has the world’s longest Christmas holiday traditions. The Parranda is Christmas caroling Puerto Rican style. We celebrate from Puerto Rico Discovery Day (why do we still celebrate that?) on November 19 through Thanksgiving, Christmas, Three Kings, Las Octavitas until the San Sebastián Street Festival ends on January 20.
We have strong theatre traditions. Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno and Raul Julia are Broadway and film legends. New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (Freestyle Love Supreme, In the Heights) wrote Hamilton which is the Broadway hit of our generation. Rosie Perez, Benicio del Toro, Gina Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán and Modesto Lacen are just a few of many amazing Puerto Rican actors.
Monday, August 16, 2021
November 19 to January 21 Christmas caroling Puerto Rican style is aguinaldos, cuatros, lechón, pasteles, arroz con gandules, morcilla, coquito, chinchorreo and lots more with family and friends from Discovery Day through Three Kings, then the Octavitas, then the San Sebastián Street Festival, and then we go back to work
Thursday, January 7-14, 2020 The octave of Three Kings Day extends Christmas in Puerto Rico for eight more days to Las Fiestas de la Calle de San Juan
Latin rap, by the Jamaican diaspora in Panama, jumped to New York, and developed in Puerto Rico before going worldwide. Colombians are making great reggaeton now too. “Tu Pun Pun, mami-mami, no…”
Juan Bobo (Juan the Fool) is a Puerto Rican folk character who may seem silly, but actually teaches life lessons
Puerto Rico really is the island of enchantment. If you get the chance, you really should live there/here for a time, especially if you have family on the island.
Monday, March 22, 2021 🇵🇷 PUERTO RICO March 22, 1873
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 JUNE 23
[ANTICIPATED] Sunday, February 14, 2021 PONCE, PUERTO RICO
This little guy is one of the cutest kids we’ve ever seen. In case you didn’t notice, he’s Puerto Rican. 😂 This is from the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.